I know it's traditional to serve a large sheet cake that says Congratulations, but I love to surprise guests by breaking the usual party rules. Besides I'm all caked out right now and want to serve an extraordinary dessert that's summer appropriate. Make a dessert that will please your grad by asking them what they want. My sister's favorite dessert combination is chocolate and peanut butter, so I'll make frozen choco peanut butter bars with a hot fudge sauce. Sounds decadently delicious doesn't it? Well, take a look at the recipe and start drooling, just read more
It's really easy to get carried away and make enough food to feed an army at your graduation party. However, keep in mind that usually several graduation parties take place on the same day, on the same weekend, so your guests might be party hopping and therefore not too hungry. Small snacks, cooling dips, and flavor packed bite-sized appetizers are excellent ideas. Pay special attention to the presentation and make everything look super scrumptious so guests will be tempted to take a sampling. I'm offering options for both the meat-lovers and vegetarians by serving empanadas, a gourmet salsa with grilled pineapple and tomatillos, and Smoked Mozzarella and Sundried Tomato Cigars. Don't these recipes sound absolutely mouth watering? Check them out now, just read more
When planning a menu for a graduation party, the first thing you need to think about is what the person of honor, the graduate, likes to eat. Much like a birthday party, this party is all about the person, so go straight to the source and ask what she wants to serve at her party. Even if the suggested dishes aren't your personal favorite, what you had in mind, or new exciting recipes that you've been wanting to try out, make them anyways. After all, you want your grad to be happy.
After living in Buenos Aires for a year, Trish (my sister) has taken a liking to empanadas. These savory pastries can be filled with just about everything, and are the perfect bite-sized appetizer to pair with a glass of bubbly or a cool beer. I'll be offering two kinds: one filled with sherried mushrooms and another filled with beef picadillo. You want the recipes?! Well, read more